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Sweet dreams are made of the new Maison Francaise range by Dunelm says stylist and instagrammer Eimear Varian-barry
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Mix bed linen and throws in pastel shades with a touch of charcoal for definition AMELIE UPHOLSTERED BEDSTEAD, FROM £599; PIVIONE DUVET SET, FROM £22, PILLOWCASES, £6 EACH; BLUSH LACE-EDGE BEDSPREAD, FROM £65; GREY POMPOM THROW, £50; ALL DUNELM
“It’s hard to decide what my favourite piece is - there are just so many nice things! ” eimear varian-barry, stylist & instagrammer
Dunelm has always been a brand that inspires me and somewhere I love to shop,’ reveals Eimear Varian-barry. ‘But there’s something so fresh and exciting about the autumn-winter collection, I just adore it!’ Styled with furniture and accessories from Dunelm’s new Maison Francaise range, this chateauchic bedroom was finessed by Eimear’s enviable eye for design and detail. ‘The gorgeous dusky pink and pompom throws were must-haves for a cosy touch to the bed and I also wanted the lovely vintagestyle picture frames for the dressing table,’ says Eimear, who admitted to falling in love with the pompom throw so much she almost smuggled it home under her jumper! ‘Who wouldn’t want to wrap up in this on a chilly evening?’ she confesses. While inherently classic, the Maison Francaise range is brought bang up to date with subtle modern shapes, finishes and colours including a dark charcoal and chalk white palette, softened by pastel highlights. The collection features stylish seating, cushions, ceramics, lighting and storage furniture as well as the beautiful bedroom furniture, bed linen and accessories shown here. ‘The gorgeous pieces would work equally well in a living or dining room to create a grown-up elegant scheme with a sophisticated French antique vibe,’ says Eimear.
Gentle and easy on the eye, the Maison Francaise range is just as easy to work into an existing room as it is to create a scheme from scratch. ‘Interior style is so personal,’ says Eimear. ‘I like things to look natural, so I’ll definitely be picking up a few bits from Maison Francaise for my own home.’ classic meets contemporary versatile style Dunelm’s autumn/winter collection has something to suit everyone, with ranges from the warm and cosy Keeper’s Lodge to the opulent Colonial Charm - and all at great prices. Visit dunelm.com now to create your stylish haven...
CANDELABRA, £20; GREY FLUTED VASE, FROM £14; PICTURE FRAMES, FROM £5; ALL DUNELM
mix it UP The best dressed surfaces feature a clever mix of stylish accessories, from frames and vases to candlesticks
MADISON WAFFLE THROW, £20; CHUNKY KNIT CUSHION, £15; BOTH DUNELM
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